Aleksandra Petkovska

Worldwide Virtual Doula
Aligning heart and mind to birth the way you want.
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Working With Me

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I work with families as a virtual doula and coach to help them prepare their heart and mind for the birth they want.

I was not a person who heard many stories about birth growing up, and those I did were not necessarily positive. This shaped my beliefs and I have been working hard to shift my mindset about birth, pregnancy, parenting and major life transitions in general. Information is important, and I bring that, but so is heart, I want you to have the best of both!

about me

My journey has taken me to many unique places in the last 2 years, I tell people close to me that I don't need to be knocked over the head with a lesson too many times before listening and taking action.

So in this time I started my journey as a doula after working as a perinatal social worker for 2 years, and then my partner and I left Canada to travel the world and create community online and locally to amazing destinations around the world.

Now I want to serve YOU to help you align your heart (stories + beliefs) with your mind (information + education) to birth the way you want.

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packages

My business is evolving and growing alongside my own personal journey, and that gets me so excited because I get to develop new ways to serve you!

I offer a mixture of local in person support as well as virtual support for families looking for a birth or postpartum doula, help developing birth and postpartum plans, and people wanting support navigating fears and negative stories around the whole transition period from conception to entering parenthood.

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birth workers

I came into the birth world as a social worker and through that lens I saw the gap of support for birth workers in terms of their emotional and mental health.

Upon researching more I found evidence for what many of us observe in this community and that is high burnout rates and distress related to the work. Being an entrepreneur on top of that can make this work isolating. Birth workers need help processing difficult births and outcomes as well as the families themselves experiencing them. I offer one-on-one support as well as a free facebook community of support where we hold virtual support groups for birth workers.

Find the group here.

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“we’re addicted to our beliefs; we’re addicted to the emotions of our past. We see our beliefs as truths, not ideas that we can change. If we have very strong beliefs about something, evidence to the contrary could be sitting right in front of us, but we may not see it because what we perceive is entirely different. We’ve in fact conditioned ourselves to believe all sorts of things that aren’t necessarily true—and many of these things are having a negative impact on our health and happiness."
- Dr. Joe Dispenza
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This is not woo woo, this is neuroscience. Dr. Joe is showing time and time again how thoughts impact reality. How people heal with their m i n d.
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If you don't know his work, I highly recommend looking him up.
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This brings me to the point about beliefs and internal (and external) dialogue around birth and postpartum. I believe that on a macro, societal level what we believe and think about birth and postpartum impacts what things look like. It impacts policies (we can see this now on a grand scale how beliefs lead policies) and they impact practices and choices.
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On an individual level the same thing happens. Our beliefs impact choices, it impacts evidence we are willing to accept and evidence we are not willing to accept. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It also impacts our bodies. Our perceptions. Our advocacy.
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I am a big big believer in this and that is why I talk about beliefs - s t o r i e s as I call them in this context and why during the virtual prenatal sessions we have in your birth package I talk about these things and we tear apart where these come from and what stories you want to change.
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Because yes, we can change them.
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Tell us below how one story you have has impacted your decision making related to your birth.
Here I talk about the importance of being mindful of movement and rest positions in order to optimize baby's positioning as you near time for birth.

I mentioned @maha_al_musa in the video who teaches belly dance for birth and currently has a birth prep course selling on sale until may 8th.

You can get the course through my affiliate link here if you so wish:
https://aleksp.krtra.com/t/0aYw3HqfnC9c

I am a total fan girl of Maha and I think belly dance for birth is one of the best tools you can use!

How are you getting your movement in these days?
The first thing in going to do when I get home is have a delish meal made by my mom and sister. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And then have have a nice hot bath.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And then go through my closet and have a fashion show.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Hug all my shoes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Put on some makeup. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And I'm going back to Greco for a kick ass workout.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I definitely learned detachment from things while travelling because we had to make choices of bringing just a few things with us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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But I mentally prepared to be back home right now, have a chance to bring some more things with me to the next leg of the trip, and switch out some things for new items from my closet.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Call me vain but  I miss my comforts. And my things. And cute clothes (like hello, I packed for the beach! #sanjoseliving)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Anyway,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What are you most looking forward to? Anyone else away from home right now? Or away from other comforts?
This week has not been good. There was a time when all my strategies were working really well and I woke up one day in a cloud that just hasn't cleared yet.
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I can't fully find the words to say right now. But I wanted to just lay it out here in case others are feeling it too and feeling guilty. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And confused. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You are not alone and this is an extreme situation, hard to know how to get through it.
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I know the things that keep me healthy, and a good chunk of those things have been b a n n e d.
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It has made it difficult to do the things that are within reach, because the war in my mind has run rampant.
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Just sitting with that.
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For now this photo made me happy because it was a beautiful sunset and a beautiful beach. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sun and Nature. Health.

Where in the world am I!? Keep up with me!